AMD Cancels Quad FX

When AMD introduced QuadFX last year, it was definitely a stopgap measure, but AMD said it was a long-term technology direction for the company.  Looks like they changed directions pretty quickly.

Naturally, in the wake of the Phenom processor's debut, we checked with AMD about what's next for Quad FX. Here's what AMD's Suzy Pruitt told us:

The short answer is that while there are still engineering resources focused on future platform offerings that build off Quad FX, the current energy and effort has gone into programs and product initiatives like “Spider” and AMD has discontinued future planning and development of its eight-core enthusiast platform at this time.

We will continue to support customers that have an existing Quad FX with DSDC and are also working on an upgrade path for those customers. While AMD is not actively promoting AMD Opteron processor as a 2P enthusiast solution, we recognized that there are enthusiasts who are looking for two-socket solutions and think an Opteron platform is well-suited to meet that demand at this time.

Uh, huh.  Well, it doesn't sound like Quad FX owners will be hung out to dry, but it sounds like the upgrade options are very fuzzy.

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